Job title: Foundation Training Insp Grade: Inspector Role code: EPV0800 Status: Police Home Office code: Operational Support Limited Duties Category: AA - Full policing & shifts
Main purpose of the role:
Manage, develop, review and enhance the delivery of all programmes and practices within the team of Foundation and Crime Training for Essex Police at local, regional and national level, including the provision and establishment of standards and methodologies of well-designed products, appropriate levels of assessment and accountability to satisfy rigorous National quality standards meeting the needs of Essex Police to deliver appropriately skilled and trained officers and staff, delivering a first class service to the people of Essex that will embody the ethics and standards of the force in the employment of these principals.
Manage staff and the work of the department, driving staff performance in accordance with force and L&D priorities and objectives, providing expert advice and guidance, maintaining an effective staff succession plan, undertaking recruitment selection, designing selection processes, staff appraisals, training, coaching and development and dealing with issues of welfare, conduct and capability in line with force policy and employment legislation, to ensure high standards of service are provided at all times.
Direct the delivery of training and associated assessment within the faculties for which they retain ownership, in compliance with legislation and in accordance with force requirements, planning and agreeing training provision for external agencies and organisations, tracking income generation against departmental expectations whilst remaining cognisant of the budget for their designated faculty portfolio, planning to meet the training demand that supports the strategic needs of the force. This will include delivering lectures and practical sessions, including the delivery of certain elements of training programmes as necessary and giving presentations at a variety of levels on key learning issues.
Monitor, report on and develop course structure to ensure the optimum investment on return for courses is delivered by their faculties, encompassing post implementation and periodic review of training, creating plans and making recommendations on how to deliver products that are fit for purpose, identifying risk and advising on and preparing reports with options to ensure the department remains abreast of developments and financially responsible, assisting in the preparation of business cases for training programmes and Learning and Development business.
Provide advice and guidance in relation to all aspects of training and associated standards, acting as training subject matter expert on Force projects, providing high quality advice and guidance on training strategies, policies, systems, programmes and priorities, training and occupational standards, accreditation requirements and legislative and regulatory impacts, in order to ensure a continuously high standard of training delivery throughout the force.
Develop and maintain operational currency including Personal Safety Training and on call commitments where necessary and appropriate and professional subject matter currency through participation in local, regional and influencing national boards and working groups, developing contacts within other forces and organisations, maintaining an up to date knowledge of emerging issues and strategic considerations, reporting back and highlighting potential risk, planning and incorporating for any variance of material in training programmes, ensuring best practice is adopted and promulgated within the Department and Force.
Quality assure all aspects of training for the force, through personal observation and dip testing to assure adherence to force standards, providing coaching, feedback, advice and guidance or implementing remedial actions as appropriate, ensuring the consistent application of policy, practice and procedures in compliance with all relevant legislation, national guidance, force policy and associated standards.
Undertake a variety of bespoke managerial functions that support the wider Learning and Development sphere of responsibility, including the Strategic Co-ordination Centre, Open Days and Conferences, planning, supporting and facilitating this range of functions, working in liaison with internal and external partners to ensure effective delivery of these additional high-profile Force responsibilities.
Build and maintain professional relationships to enhance programme delivery by working and engaging with the public, actively engage with communities, partners and stakeholders against both local and national delivery requirements attend identified internal and external meetings at local, regional and national level maintaining an up to date knowledge or emerging issues impacting on our community.
The post holder will hold up to date operational policing experience and have obtained a minimum of a recognised Level 3 training qualification to support delivery, such as an Award in Education and Training (AET) or be prepared to complete the Police Training Roles Learning and Development Programme (PTRLDP).
They should also have demonstrable practical experience and an up to date knowledge of training in a range of styles appropriate to the subjects covered by the Department. The post holder will also be skilled in the design and delivery of training, and will have a proven track record in identifying training requirements and producing high quality training courses, which are fit for purpose.
The post holder will possess high levels of drive enthusiasm and commitment as well as strong interpersonal and communication skills. Good written communications skills are also essential. A highly organised approach is crucial in order to plan and co-ordinate a wide range of training programmes. This post requires well developed, ethically centred managerial and leadership skills, in order to motivate, build and maintain high levels of morale across teams of trainers. The ability to think strategically, balancing resources with force priorities, and influence and contribute to business planning processes is also vital.
The post holder will possess previous experience in management in an organisation and have a clear understanding of organisational culture, environmental and complexity of local policy and procedure. They will have proven credibility of dealing with staff and performance issues, whilst managing a number of different work streams at any one time.
The post holder will be proficient in the use of a range of Force IT software packages including Word & Excel and power point.
The post holder will possess a high level of proficiency and expertise relating to best practice and training quality standards, procedures for accreditation, business planning, design of training programmes, policies, systems quality assurance and performance review for both internally and externally provided training.
Analyse Critically (Level 2)
I ensure that the best available evidence from a wide range of sources is taken into account when making decisions. I think about different perspectives and motivations when reviewing information and how this may influence key points. I ask incisive questions to test out facts and assumptions, questioning and challenging the information provided when necessary. I understand when to balance decisive action with due consideration. I recognise patterns, themes and connections between several and diverse sources of information and the best available evidence. I identify when I need to take action on the basis of limited information and think about how to mitigate the risks in doing so. I challenge others to ensure that decisions are made in alignment with our mission, values and the Code of Ethics.
Collaborative (Level 2)
I manage relationships and partnerships for the long term, sharing information and building trust to find the best solutions. I help create joined-up solutions across organisational and geographical boundaries, partner organisations and those the police serve. I understand the local partnership context, helping me to use a range of tailored steps to build support. I work with our partners to decide who is best placed to take the lead on initiatives. I try to anticipate our partners' needs and take action to address these. I do not make assumptions. I check that our partners are getting what they need from the police service. I build commitment from others (including the public) to work together to deliver agreed outcomes.
Deliver, Support and Inspire (Level 2)
I give clear direction and expectations, helping others to understand how their work operates in the wider context. I identify barriers that inhibit performance in my teams and take steps to resolve these, enabling others to perform. I lead the public and / or colleagues, where appropriate, during incidents or through the provision of advice and support. I ensure the efficient use of resources to create the most value and the right impact within my areas. I keep track of changes in the external environment, anticipating both the short and long term potential implications for the Police Service. I motivate and inspire others to achieve their best.
Emotionally Aware (Level 2)
I consider the perspectives of people from a wide range of backgrounds before taking action. I adapt my style and approach according to the needs of the people I am working with, using my own behaviour to achieve the best outcome. I promote a culture that values diversity and encourages challenge. I encourage reflective practice among others and take the time to support others to understand reactions and behaviours. I take responsibility for helping to ensuring the emotional well being of those in my teams. I take the responsibility to deal with any inappropriate behaviours.
Innovative and Open-minded (Level 2)
I explore a number of different sources of information and use a variety of tools when faced with a problem and look for good practice that is not always from policing. I am able to spot opportunities or threats which may influence how I go about my job in the future by using knowledge of trends, new thinking about policing and changing demographics in the population. I am flexible in my approach, changing my plans to make sure that I have the best impact. I encourage others to be creative and take appropriate risks. I share my explorations and understanding of the wider internal and external environment.
Take Ownership (Level 2)
I proactively create a culture of ownership within my areas of work and support others to display personal responsibility. I take responsibility for making improvements to policies, processes and procedures, actively encouraging others to contribute their ideas. I am accountable for the decisions my team make and the activities within our teams. I take personal responsibility for seeing events through to a satisfactory conclusion and for correcting any problems both promptly and openly. I actively encourage and support learning within my teams and colleagues.
I take into account individual needs and requirements in all of my actions. I understand that treating everyone fairly does not mean everyone is treated the same. I always give people an equal opportunity to express their views. I communicate with everyone, making sure the most relevant message is provided to all. I value everyone's views and opinions by actively listening to understand their perspective. I make fair and objective decisions using the best available evidence. I enable everyone to have equal access to services and information, where appropriate.
I always act in line with the values of the police service and the Code of Ethics for the benefit of the public. I demonstrate courage in doing the right thing, even in challenging situations. I enhance the reputation of my organisation and the wider police service through my actions and behaviours. I challenge colleagues whose behaviour, attitude and language falls below the public's and the service's expectations. I am open and responsive to challenge about my actions and words. I declare any conflicts of interest at the earliest opportunity. I am respectful of the authority and influence my position gives me. I use resources effectively and efficiently and not for personal benefit.
Public service (accredited)
I act in the interest of the public, first and foremost. I am motivated by serving the public, ensuring that I provide the best service possible at all times. I seek to understand the needs of others to act in their best interests. I adapt to address the needs and concerns of different communities. I tailor my communication to be appropriate and respectful to my audience. I take into consideration how others want to be treated when interacting with them. I treat people respectfully regardless of the circumstances. I share credit with everyone involved in delivering services.
I ensure that my decision-making rationale is clear and considered so that it is easily understood by others. I am clear and comprehensive when communicating with others. I am open and honest about my areas for development and I strive to improve. I give an accurate representation of my actions and records. I recognise the value of feedback and act on it. I give constructive and accurate feedback. I represent the opinions of others accurately and consistently. I am consistent and truthful in my communications. I maintain confidentiality appropriately.